ian de souza artwork


31 May - 22 June 2005


Oils on canvas, inks of rice paper. Passion implies many levels of meaning and experience. The passion of the artist through the medium; passion as an abstraction implied in the titles and the various passion of the viewer’s aesthetic experience. All, however, are about deep feeling and universal experience. These are indeed, works of passion.

...Ian de Souza is one of Western Australia's leading artists.  A painter and exhibitor for over twenty years he has an exotic background inherited from Malaysia, Macau and Portugal.

An extensive traveller with some intermittent years on the international music circuit in Europe and the Middle East, Ian has resided for forty years in WA.

His whole life has been deeply immersed in music and painting.  The passion of his music informs his painting in a marriage of the sacred and the profane nature of love and in time honoured ecclesiastic subjects he explores the distillation of spirit from matter.

Ian de Souza's career can be traced through prestigious publications, cinematic documentaries and commissioned book illustrations.  With many years exhibiting nationally and internationally Ian de Souza's work is represented in major private and public collections both in Australia and abroad.

He lives in Fremantle, Western Australia and is actively involved in local music and the lively Fremantle art scene.

Rosemary Hunter: painter / writer 2005



  • Shades.JPG
  • shades
  • acrylic on board
  • 101x186cm
  • 2001
  • Aus$11,000.
  • sold
  • ros_life.jpg
  • rhythm of life
  • oil on canvas
  • 110 x 162cm
  • 2004
  • Aus$8800.
  • sold
  • In_the_Beginning.._2002_Ian_de_Souza_oil__200_x_180cm.JPG
  • ...of Earth
  • oil on canvas
  • 153 x 163cm
  • 2005
  • Aus $11,000
  • sold
  • la_frontiera_oil_$8800._inc_gst.JPG
  • la frontiera
  • oil on canvas
  • 120 x 180 cm
  • 2004
  • Aus$8800.
  • lwg_lbd_2.JPG
  • essensual line 2
  • linebrush with wash on paper
  • 60 x 80cm
  • 2005
  • Aus$2400.
  • sold
  • the_embrace.JPG
  • the embrace
  • oil on canvas
  • 161 x 155cm
  • 2005
  • Aus $9900.

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